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Genealogy Conference

October 1, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


The Titusville Historical Society’s Annual


Date:  Saturday, October 1, 2022

Time:  9:00 AM – 3:15 PM

Location:  Parkside

201 W. Spring St. (enter via the ramp on S. Washington St. There is parking behind the building).

Titusville, PA  16354



This year we are offering the opportunity of attending the conference in person or virtually.

To attend the conference via zoom:  $20.00

To attend in person with lunch provided:  $ 29.00

Must be postmarked by

Saturday, September 24, 2022


      All Brick Wall queries must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than

                                    Saturday, September 3, 2022

  • The Parkside has wifi capabilities

You are encouraged to bring laptops, tablets, or other devices if you so desire.

  • Genealogy how-to and reference books will be available for sale: check or cash only


Directions to Parkside (the old YMCA building)



 RHONDA CLARK holds a Master’s degree in Russian and East European Studies, a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, and a Doctorate in Russian History. She has extensive experience in overseas archives. She now teaches full-time in the Department of Library Science at Clarion University, working with the arrangement and preservation of local library collections, reference skills for local history and genealogy, and the digitization of unique local items for digital library collections.  She also volunteers her spare time in projects with local libraries, historical societies, and city planning organizations.

JENN BURDEN is currently the Heritage Program Director at the Oil Region Alliance where she oversees projects and programs in the Oil Region National Heritage Area.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s of Science degree in Historic Preservation from Ball State University, Muncie, IN.  Before joining ORA, Jenn was an Architectural Historian for a private cultural resource management firm where she worked on projects across the country.  Her interest in historic cemeteries comes from her parents, who never met a cemetery not worth exploring.

J. JAMIESON is the genealogy reference specialist at the Maine State Library, which lets her indulge her love of books and genealogy to an extent that she didn’t think was possible before she accepted the position. She has a postgraduate in genealogy from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) as well as a master’s degree in library science from Clarion University. When she isn’t tracing ancestors (her own and other people’s) she can be found knitting or playing with foster cats.

WILLIAM B. MOORE is a Meadville native, a graduate of Meadville Area Senior High School, Dickinson College and Harvard Law School.  He was an attorney in Meadville until his retirement in 2016.  He has been a family history hobbyist since 1972 and an old house hobbyist before that.  He is active with the Crawford County Historical Society since 1976.  Co-editor and regular contributor to the Crawford County Genealogical Society magazine for 30 years, co-author of Oil Boom Architecture (Titusville, Petroleum Center and Pithole) and Postcard History of Meadville.

 KATHRYN NEWSON is a Titusville native and a graduate of Titusville High School.  She is a longtime amateur genealogist, mainly researching her own family.

Titusville Historical Society Annual



Time Session Speaker
9:00 -9:30  


9:30 –



Opening Remarks

Dr. Rhonda


9:45 -10:45 Woodlawn


Dr. Rhonda Clark
10:45 -11:45 What familysearch can do for you. Kathryn


11:45 -1:00 Lunch and book displays

Bring cash or checks for book purchases.

1:00 -2:00 Research in the British Isles done Remotely (via zoom) B. J. Jamieson
2:15 – 3:15 Basics of Proper Headstone Cleaning – A presentation on how to clean older headstones in various conditions. Jenn Burden



2:15 –




Brick Walls and

Other Detailed Discussions



William B. Moore and




October 1, 2022
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Titusville Historical Society


Titusville Historical Society Heritage Center
126 W. Sprping St.
Titusville, 16354
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